Pets and Fountains

A Wall Fountain to Suit Your Design

A Wall Fountain to Suit Your Design Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. You can have one custom-built to fit your specifications even if you have a minimum amount of space. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are essential for freestanding as well as mounted styles. You have many styles to a lot to choose from whether you are searching for a traditional, popular, classical, or Asian style.

Normally quite big, freestanding wall fountains, also referred to as floor fountains, have their basins on the floor.

A wall-mounted water feature can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. The look of your landscape will seem more cohesive instead of disjointed when you install this kind of water feature.

The Genesis Of Fountains

The Genesis Of FountainsGenesis  Fountains 28715809242818.jpg The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs nearby. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

The end of the 19th century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

Bernini’s Very First Italian Fountains

Bernini’s Very First Italian Fountains The Barcaccia, Bernini's very first water fountain, is a magnificent chef d'oeuvre built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this area is flooded with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company. Today, the city streets surrounding Bernini's fountain are a trendy area where people go to gather, something which the artist would have been pleased to learn. In about 1630, the great master built the very first water fountain of his career at the behest of Pope Ubano VIII. A large vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's central theme. The great flooding of the Tevere that blanketed the whole region with water in the 16th was memorialized by this momentous fountain as recorded by documents dating back to this period. Absenting himself from Italy only once in his life for a lengthy period of time, in 1665 Bernini voyaged to France.

The Elegance of Wall Fountains Your loved ones and friends will appreciate the beauty a wall fountain brings to your decor.The dazzling grandeur a wall water feature lends to any area is in addition to the soft background sounds it produces.... read more


Discover Peace with Outdoor Fountains Simply having water in your garden can have a significant effect on your health.The trickling sounds coming from your fountain can be helpful in masking any unpleasant sounds in your neighborhood.... read more


Inventors of the First Water Features Multi-talented individuals, fountain artists from the 16th to the late 18th century frequently functioned as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one.... read more


Contemporary Sculpture in Ancient Greece A good number of sculptors were remunerated by the temples to accentuate the intricate columns and archways with renderings of the gods right up until the period came to a close and countless Greeks began to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred, when it became more common for sculptors to portray everyday people as well.... read more


The Public Fountains As initially developed, water fountains were designed to be practical, guiding water from creeks or reservoirs to the inhabitants of cities and settlements, where the water could be used for cooking, cleaning, and drinking.... read more


The Public Water Features Water fountains were originally practical in purpose, used to deliver water from rivers or creeks to towns and villages, providing the inhabitants with clean water to drink, wash, and cook with.... read more